Bridport and West Bay

    SubTitle

    The buildings of the flax and hemp industry
    Bridport and West Bay large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        30 Jun 2006

        Summary

        Bridport is the home of an ancient industry, the manufacture of goods from flax and hemp. The local townscapes of this industry are of great historic significance and provide the building blocks for the regeneration of its historic industrial areas.
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        Main Summary

          Bridport is an industrial market town on the west Dorset coast which has played a pivotal role in the region's hemp and flax industry for over 700 years. The industrial heritage of this town is not widely known outside the area and very little has been published on the regional and national significance of Bridport. Hemp and flax was traditionally grown locally and used for the production of cordage, netting and sailcloth: this industry expanded from the 18th century onwards with the construction of new mills and warehouses along with the continued use of traditional rope and twine walks, creating a highly distinctive range of building types.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Mike Williams

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210mm

          Number of Illustrations

          78

          Number of Pages

          76

          ISBN

          9781873592861

          Contents

            Acknowledgements
            Foreword by Sir Neil Cassons
            1. Bridport and the flax and hemp industry
            2. Buildings and landscapes of the Bridport flax and hemp industry
            3. A future for Bridport's industrial past
            Glossary
            Further reading

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